About Birdsey Group

Many of our clients consider our company as
an extension of their own staff.

Mission Statement

At Birdsey Group, we commit the highest levels of experience, efficiency and enthusiasm in order to exceed our client’s expectations and develop the trust necessary to be a valued addition of their real estate deal team.

Experience

Our project managers and leaders are committed industry professionals with an average of over 20 years experience each in real estate valuation and finance. The director group alone has over 100 years combined experience in the commercial and residential real estate industry. Birdsey Group leadership has vast experience working on single as well as large portfolio transactions that includes over 60,000 loans with over $250 billion in loan balance.

Urgency

Our managers and staff know that deadlines are not just “goals”, but rather, one of the many critical events on a project timeline constructed for the successful completion of a real estate transaction. Many of our clients consider our company as an extension of their own staff. This has been achieved by consistently providing quality analysis within the agreed upon due date.

Clients

Our clients represent a broad industry base including Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, Investment Banks, Rating Agencies, B-Piece Investors, and Standard Banks.

Our project managers and leaders are committed industry professionals with an average of over 20 years experience in real estate valuation and finance.

B. Sandford Birdsey III

Sandford Birdsey

Mr. Birdsey, President and CEO of The Birdsey Group, LLC, has over 22 years experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry. Prior to establishing Birdsey Group, he was the Senior Managing Director – Capital Markets, and Managing Director – Real Estate Advisory Group for GMACCM/MortgageRamp. He also spent five years as Director of Real Estate with Univest Financial Services, LLC, an international CRE financial services firm. Prior to joining Univest he worked as a senior commercial real estate appraiser with several firms including US Realty Associates and Everson, Huber and Driggers, LLC.

Mr. Birdsey’s specific work history includes directing the real estate consulting effort for loan portfolio securitizations totaling over 4,000 properties with over $25 billion in loan value. He has been responsible for all real estate analysis for many seasoned portfolio CMBS transactions and B piece acquisitions for clients such as Blackrock Capital/UBS, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, Protective Life Insurance, Credit Suisse First Boston, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Midland, JER Investors Trust, Ocwen Financial Corporation and many others. He holds a Bachelors degree from Mercer University and studied management and real estate at Regent College in London England. Mr. Birdsey is a past associate member and former President of the Associate Leadership Committee of the Appraisal Institute. He is also a member of the CRE Finance Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and REGA.

Jenine Fitter

Jenine Fitter

Jenine Fitter is Senior Director of Business Development for Birdsey Group Residential and has over 20 years of residential mortgage experience with significant knowledge in mortgage diligence, lending and finance.  Jenine has held senior business development roles at Opus CMC and Clayton Holdings where she was primarily responsible for sales for the company’s due diligence, quality control, and servicing solutions, as well as other risk management services.  Prior to her role at Clayton, Jenine served as Senior Vice President of Client Solutions at Digital Risk where she was instrumental in expanding key strategic relationships with banks and asset/investment-management firms.  Jenine also served as a director at Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC (S&P), where she spearheaded the effort to modify S&P’s RMBS rating criteria to include increased scrutiny on lender’s risk management practices. Prior to S&P, she served as senior vice president of investor relations at one of the nation’s largest issuers of RMBS, where she oversaw all aspects of ABS investor relations.  Jenine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Madge W. Adams

Madge W. Adams

Madge Adams is Director of Field Real Estate Services for The Birdsey Group, LLC, focusing on property inspections and market research. She has over 15 years experience in commercial real estate including field inspections, market studies and appraisal. Formerly Ms. Adams worked as a Production Manager in the real estate group of MortgageRamp and was a field analyst and inspection coordinator for Univest Financial Services. She is past director of the Macon/Bibb County Real Estate Association and former president of Career Women’s Network. Ms. Adams has a Bachelors and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Georgia and is a past associate member of the Appraisal Institute.

Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is Managing Director of Commercial Services for Birdsey and is responsible for managing and growing a team of underwriters and field service professionals in support of our clients’ commercial real estate lending, investing and trading platforms.  Jeff previously spent 8 years at Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance Group.  As a Senior Director, Jeff was responsible for underwriting and executing commercial real estate debt and equity offerings on behalf of clients to Freddie Mac seller servicers, Fannie Mae DUS lenders, conduits, banks, life insurance companies, debt funds, and family offices.  Jeff also worked at Capmark Finance Inc. as an associate in the mortgage banking group.  He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in finance and real estate from Georgia State University and a Bachelors of Business Administration in finance from the University of Georgia.

Dennis Young

Dennis Young

Dennis Young is Director of Agency Services with Birdsey Group, where he oversees Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Conventional and Small Balance loan underwriting and manages client relationships. Dennis has over 20 years of experience underwriting and appraising commercial real estate properties with a focus on Agency multifamily lending. Previously, he worked as Deputy Chief Underwriter at Hunt Mortgage Group/Centerline, Underwriting Manager at Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, Senior Underwriter at HomeStreet Bank and Chief Appraiser at Bankers Mutual.  Dennis received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Irvine.

Todd Grashaw

Todd Grashaw

Todd Grashaw, Managing Director of Birdsey Group Residential, LLC, has more than 20 years in the residential real estate and mortgage lending industry.  At Birdsey Group, Mr. Grashaw oversees the residential due diligence and quality control operations.  Prior to joining Birdsey Group, Mr. Grashaw held various executive positions with Goldman Sachs, Altisource Portfolio Solutions, and a firm he founded that specialized in quality control and forensic underwriting.  Mr. Grashaw has held various other positions including AVP, Due Diligence Manager for a Real Estate Investment Trust and Senior Underwriting Consultant for Fannie Mae.  Mr. Grashaw holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where he taught Statistics as an Adjunct Professor for two years after graduation.

Julia Brown

Julia Brown

Julia Brown is Director of Agency Services with Birdsey Group. Julia has over 15 years of experience underwriting various loan types and programs, supervising underwriting teams, and managing client relationships, with a focus on Agency multifamily lending. Previously, she has worked as Associate Director and Vice President for contract underwriting firms, and was an Assistant Vice President for Grandbridge Real Estate Capital. Julia received her undergraduate degree from Troy University, and her MBA from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Carla Keller

Carla Keller

Carla Keller is Director of Agency Services with Birdsey Group where she underwrites Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Conventional and Small Balance Loans.  Carla has 15 years of experience underwriting commercial real estate properties with a focus on Agency multifamily lending.  Prior to joining Birdsey Group, she was a Senior Commercial Underwriter at Hunt Mortgage Group/Centerline.  She also spent several years working as a Commercial Mortgage Underwriter at PNC Real Estate.  Carla holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Business Administration from Amberton University.

Reid Schermer

Reid Schermer

Mr. Schermer serves as the Managing Director of Operations for Birdsey Property Solutions and brings over 15 years of diverse real estate experience to the organization.  Prior to joining Birdsey, Mr. Schermer served as the Senior Manager of Operations for Altisource Portfolio Solutions.  While at Altisource, he oversaw preservation and maintenance activities for over 20,000 Real Estate Owned properties.  Mr. Schermer’s extensive experience in property preservation, GSE servicing, vendor oversight and operational excellence position Birdsey to continue delivering exceptional service to our clients.  Mr. Schermer’s background includes working for the Fortune 500 homebuilder Pulte Homes where he developed thousands of residential lots throughout south west Florida.  His resume includes such communities as VeronaWalk and VillageWalk of Bonita Springs along with winning the prestigious JD Powers award for customer satisfaction in 2005.  During that time Mr. Schermer served on the Collier County Development Services Advisory Council providing valuable input to the Board of County Commissioners.  Mr. Schermer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Florida State University.

Doug Green

Doug Green

Managing Director of Birdsey Construction Management, LLC.

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